Dr Malcolm MacLean has nearly 30 years’ experience in higher education in the UK, New Zealand and Australia, as well as working for a time as an historian, supporting policy development in the New Zealand government. Most recently he has been Reader in School of Sport and Exercise at the University of Gloucestershire, acting as Research Degrees Lead in several Schools. He has recently stepped down after 12 years as Chair of the University’s Research Ethics Committee, and Lead for Research Integrity. He was previously the University’s Associate Dean Quality and Standards.
An historian by training and with degrees in anthropology and sociology, his research deals with social movements, international coercive policy instruments including cultural boycotts and sanctions and post- and de-colonial cultures. He is a former Chair of the British Society for Sports History and holds leadership posts in sports history scholarly societies in North America and internationally. He has expertise in qualitative research design, research ethics and integrity.
Dr Malcolm MacLean is Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Human Movement Studies at The University of Queensland, Research Fellow in the International Centre for the History and Culture of Sport at De Montfort University and Senior Research Associate at the University of Gibraltar. For ten years until June 2016, Dr MacLean split his time between a senior academic and research post and senior academic leadership posts in Registry initially as head of taught post graduate studies, and then as lead for academic and assessment procedures.
Dr MacLean’s academic career has drawn on his studies in anthropology, history and historical sociology feeding an awareness of relations of institutional and structural power. He has considerable experience in higher education governance and leadership alongside a continuing academic appointment including a role as university lead for research ethics and integrity.